Pocatello East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

Nordic Center Is Open!

The East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center is fully open as of December 2, 2022, and all of the trails are groomed for your enjoyment. The A-Frame is open, and rentals are available on Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. During the week, please use the red fee boxes if you do not have a season pass. Please sign in at the sign-in box if you do have a season pass. See you up there!

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East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center

Located just 7 miles outside of Pocatello, East Mink Creek Nordic Center is a quality ski and snowshoe area. It hosts approximately 20K of groomed classic and skate trails. The Nordic Center is operated by the City of Pocatello through a special use permit with the United States Forest Service and through volunteer services of the Pocatello Cross-Country Ski Foundation (PXCSF).

Staffing

The area is staffed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-December through mid-March. Skiers may use the trails any day during the season by purchasing a season pass or by using the daily fee drop box located at the parking lot.

Rental Center

The A-frame rental center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from mid-December through mid-March. You may rent ski and snowshoe equipment as well as purchase passes.

Early Bird Discount

Save up to $35 per pass by purchasing your season passes in October at the Community Recreation Center.

  1. Trail Access
  2. Cross Country Ski
  3. Snow Shoe
  4. Field Trips

To use the groomed trails at the East Fork Mink Creek Nordic Center, trail passes are required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Proof of purchase must also accompany each skier (i.e., season pass, daily pass, or parking receipt). Snowshoeing does not require a trail pass as those trails are not groomed, but it does require a parking receipt.

Groomed Trail